Perhaps a little behind the game, but still relevant enough to be funny, a street artist has turned the Arlene Ackerman vs. Hope Moffett saga into some engaging pop art.
To refresh your memory, Audenried High School teacher Hope Moffett was almost terminated after she gave her students tokens to leave the building to protest their school’s takeover by a charter company. School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman said Moffett endangered the lives of her students, while Moffett and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers countered the teacher was being punished for speaking out against the takeover.
After stint in Strawberry Mansion High School’s “teacher jail,” and hearings with the School Reform Commission, Moffett returned to work.
And now her face, and the face of Arlene Ackerman, are on posters and Broad and Federal streets. Moffett’s poster reads, “I am hope.” Ackerman’s says, “Down with Hope.”
Feed the Feed: Anyone seen one of these posters, or know whose work they are?